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Gideon Washburn (1704 - 1794)

Gideon Washburn
Born in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Sep 1728 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 89 in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
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Gideon was born in 1704. His parents were James Washburn (1672 - 1749) and Mary Bowden Washburn (1669 - 1747). He was the youngest of five siblings:

  1. Mary Washburn Perkins (1688 - 1750)
  2. Mary Washburn Snow (1694 - 1774)
  3. James Washburn (1698 - 1741)
  4. Moses Washburn (1702 - 1765)
  5. Gideon Washburn (1704 - 1794)*

Gideon married Mary D Perkins Washburn (1702 - 1760). These are their known children:

  1. Isaac Washburn (1731- ) **/***
  2. Abraham Washburn (1733 - 1803) **/***
  3. Jacob Washburn (1735 -1818) **/***
  4. Luke Washburn (1737 - 1776) **/***
  5. Gideon Washburn (1740 - 1777)*
  6. James Washburn (1746 - 1797)*

From History of Leicester by Washburn 415: "Gideon, was cousin to Joseph, 1st; b. in Bridgewater, 1704; m. Mary Perkins of Bridgewater, and had four sons, and, with two of them (Abraham and Jacob), removed to Leicester, and settled in the north part of the town. He died 1794, aged ninety-one; never having had a physician in his life. The children of Abram, son of Gideon, were James, Eliab, Luke. He lived in the north part of the town."

From Mitchell's History of Bridgewater: "Gideon (son of James 10) married Mary (daughter of David Perkins, perhaps) and had Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Gideon, Luke. He, Abraham, and Jacob, went to Paxton+. This family lived where Dr. Sanger lived. — Abraham had James, and Eliab, who m. Molly Lazell 1777, and Luke, who m. Desire Packard 1763."


  • Wood, Ralph V. Mayflower families through five generations. Volume 12, Family of Francis Cooke. (Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, [2014] ©2014) pp 113, 114. And -- Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Francis Cooke, Vol. 12 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1996) pages 111-112
  • Vital Records of Bridgewater, MA to the end of the year 1849. Volume I - Births (Boston, Mass. : Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 1916) Gideon p 329;
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 99338824
    • From History of Leicester by Washburn 415
      • From Mitchell's History of Bridgewater

+History of Paxton (by Ledyard): "The people thus petitioning for a separate municipality were citizens of Leicester and Rutland, and the tract of land desired by the petitioners was that portion of the two towns lying contiguous, viz. : the southern part of Rutland and the northern portion of Leicester, making a tract of about four miles square."


  • master 11_12.ged on 21 October 2010.

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